Jardins Secrets

3 rue Gaston Maruejols, Nîmes, France
14 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Dating back a few years before Christ, Nîmes is a city of antiquity — Roman ruins, aqueducts, an amphitheater, dripping grottoes, temples, terraced gardens, crumbling towers, fountains, etc. — with a storybook feel quite unlike the countrified gentility of the rest of small-village Provence. It’s more mysterious and cerebral; think Édouard Manet instead of Claude Monet and you’ll get the idea. So while a softly lit, lilting panache defines its peers, the tiny Jardins Secrets rises gamely to the challenge of embodying that complex atmosphere.

An 18th-century coach-house with just 14 incredible — and surprisingly original — rooms, Jardins Secrets comes loaded with antiques, magnificent pieces arranged by an expert eye in unusual ways, creating a motif of curios rather than stuffiness. Add in a scattering of books and some chirping birds in ornate cages for good measure. The proprietors, a stylist and a photographer, nail this luxurious look down with fascinating details at the edge of every sightline, bathed in a romantically dappled light. Beds come with brocade canopies, naturally, as do vintage sloped tubs; ornate mirrors and elaborate chandeliers draw the eye upward to the lofted ceilings.

Outside is equally captivating: a slightly surreal, cloistered Provençal garden with cascading bougainvillea set against taut topiary, palms vying with evergreens, and a pièce de résistance marble fountain, all surrounded by a shaded loggia. Nested around the garden are a series of salons in the old sense, including a Napoleon III-inspired bar with elegantly upholstered wingback seating and a fireplace sufficient to hold off the relentless Mistral. And fear not: in a city famous for its restorative waters, Jardins Secrets rises to the challenge of its setting once again; from the jade-colored swimming pool in the garden to the carved lavatories in the bathrooms to the candle-lit spa and plunge, the immersive Nîmes experience is never far.

How to get there: Jardins Secrets is located in the center of Nîmes. By air, use either the Nîmes, Montpellier or Marseille airports.

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Jardins Secrets
3 rue Gaston Maruejols, Nîmes, France

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Steam rooms
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 35 per day.
  • Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for € 40 per person per night when using an available cot.
  • People no matter the age stay for € 50 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

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